9:58 AM EDT, October 31, 2012
Halloween cancelled. Many cities and towns along the East Coast are discouraging kids from trick-or-treating, saying it's just not safe.
New York City’s famed Halloween parade has been cancelled for the first time in 39 years.
Heidi Klum, who throws a huge party every year, tweeted "Canceling my Halloween party. Postponing to a haunted Christmas."
INSIDE EDITION found some determined little New Yorkers who refuse to let Sandy dampen their Halloween plans.
Dylan’s Candy Bar was packed with kids in costumes. One mother told INSIDE EDITION, “It’s devastating. It’s horrible, but we’re trying to push through it.”
But Sandy has scared up some all-too-real spooky stuff. At a cemetery in Maryland, two caskets actually rose out of the earth from the rain soaked ground.
Live with Kelly and Michael was more somber than scary today. They have postponed their traditional costume extravaganza until next Monday.
The Today show usually goes all out on Halloween. Last year, the cast dressed up as the Royal Family. But this morning, you'd never know it was Halloween. They were clearly in no mood to celebrate.
Some shows, including Ellen, Rachael Ray and The Talk, pre-taped their Halloween specials and aired them as scheduled.
“There’s just 17 people here,” said Whoopi Goldberg on The View.
The View, which tapes in New York, was back on the air this morning, live, with just a handful of people in the audience.
“You are wonderful, and some of you even came in costume,” said The View’s Barbara Walters.
It was still a bigger audience than David Letterman had. He delivered his monologue, for the second night in a row, to an empty studio and his guest, Kate Hudson, didn't make it.
“Kate Hudson, she’s a dear, lovely woman. She cancelled,” Letterman said on the show.
Jimmy Kimmel went ahead with his show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. A full house turned up there, and iconic New Yorker Howard Stern brought the crowd to its feet.
“I was trying to get here, and all of the traffic lights are dead. The power is out. This is no joke,” Stern said.